Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pride and Joy

Every night before bedtime my family and I gather in my daughters room for a prayer. Taylor is our prayer leader around our house. She is an amazing child. Not just as my child but as a child of God. She has such a servants heart and is such an example of what I strive to be. She is my little witness. I could go on and on with stories about her sharing the love of Christ with others. It doesn't matter who it is or how old they are she never hesitates to talk about God or to stop and pray with someone. She asks just about anyone she knows if they have a relationship with God. And if they don't she will pray with them so that they will be given the gift that she so cherishes, the love and grace of Christ!

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For some reason one night before bed, it was just Taylor and I together for our nightly prayer and tuck in. Taylor looked at me and said "Mom, have you asked Jesus in your heart? Because I did. " She then went on to tell me how she accepts him as her Lord and Savior and that she prayed to have a personal relationship with Him! I can't even express the pride and joy I felt!! This is something that I have prayed for. That my children would make that decision and really know Him.

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That was several months ago. Next she told me she wanted to be baptized. So we decided to wait and have her baptized on Easter Sunday this year. What better day then the day we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus! And a great way to thank Jesus Christ for dying for our sins. Another day of such pride and joy for me!

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This is Taylor waiting for the service to start!



The BIG moment!










Here she is right after the baptism. She is so happy!





Taylor's first communion!






Lil' sissy is so proud of her Big sissy!







Taylor and Pastor Don









I wanted to get her something special for the occasion. I found this water globe that has a cross with scripture written on it inside and thought it would be perfect. I had her name and the date she was baptized inscribed on it.










Unfortunately my parents were not able to be here for the service. But they got her this very beautiful and dainty bracelet. It has her name inscribed on it and has a little angel charm dangling on it. She loves it!







8 comments:

  1. She sounds like an amazing child!!

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  2. How exciting! Missed you at Bunco!

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  3. Awww! That makes me proud! That is truly the most important decision.. for a child to accept Christ! Praise God for Great things He has done!!! : )

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  4. I loved all of them but Jamaica was my ultimate favorite for tropical!! But I love Maine and New Hampshire for a fun family vacation!!

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  5. Taylor sounds like such a blessing. I love the water globe you gave her. I know she will cherish it someday. And I would imagine that it will be such a conversational piece when she has friends over. Not that it sounds like she needs something to open the door, but what a special gift.

    Oh and I did see Michael. We didn't get the opportunity to talk for very long. Hopefully next time. Thanks for the encouragement and prayers.

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  6. Taylow sounds like an awesome little girl!

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  7. What a wonderful post! I love your blog!!! I missed you guys so bad Wednesday. Poor CW was too sick to come. I am sad the year is over. I will keep you posted on the new little one's arrival. We all need to get together over the summer. :)

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